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Chinese police nab suspects after $87 mn cryptocurrency theft

Aug 20 2018

Chinese police nab suspects after $87 mn cryptocurrency theftChinese police have arrested three suspects alleged to have stolen assets worth 600 million yuan ($87 million) through hacking, state media reported Sunday, as cyber criminals target holders of bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Police in the northern city of Xian began investigating in March when a victim surnamed Zhang complained that hackers had taken control of his computer to steal 100 million yuan ($15 million) worth of cryptocurrency, the Shaanxi Daily reported. The 100 million yuan haul was made up of the popular bitcoin and ether currencies, state news agency Xinhua reported.


Investigators Probing Michael Cohen For $20 Million In Bank Fraud: NYT

Aug 19 2018

Investigators Probing Michael Cohen For $20 Million In Bank Fraud: NYTInvestigators probing President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael


The Latest: Strong quake cuts power across Indonesian island

Aug 19 2018

The Latest: Strong quake cuts power across Indonesian islandJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):


British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship near Pula, Croatia

Aug 19 2018

British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship near Pula, CroatiaA British woman has been rescued after falling from a cruise ship off the coast of Pula, Croatia and spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night, Croatia's coast guard said Sunday.


US welcomes Afghanistan's latest ceasefire offer to Taliban

Aug 19 2018

US welcomes Afghanistan's latest ceasefire offer to TalibanThe announcement by President Ashraf Ghani followed a bloody week of fighting across Afghanistan which saw the Taliban launch a massive assault against the provincial capital Ghazni. It came after a brief, unprecedented ceasefire earlier in June. "The last ceasefire in Afghanistan revealed the deep desire of the Afghan people to end the conflict, and we hope another ceasefire will move the country closer to sustainable security," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.